Ivins Reservoir is considered to be an oasis in the desert. Located in Kayenta on the way to Gunlock, this area is becoming popular and for good reason. These two man made lakes not only provide irrigation for the area but recreation for families as well. Owned by the Washington County Water Conservancy District since March 15, 2004, this area is free to the public.
Many enjoy swimming, using small kayaks, fishing, or just relaxing. There are both largemouth and bluegill fish in the reservoirs with rumors of catfish as well. Fishers must catch then release. Please do not “ditch a fish” as the area is regulated. Other rules include no alcohol, no motorized boating, no 4 wheeler’s, no dogs/cat, no campfires, and no fireworks.
As previously mentioned, the reservoir is free to the public. It is opened from dawn until dusk while there is still light. The area is equipped with bathrooms/changing rooms as well as water fountains. There is parking but on busy days it is hard to find a spot. Ivins Reservoir is a great place for family activities or to just relax.
Directions: Follow S 700 E to Bluff St. Continue on Bluff St. Take W Sunset Blvd and W Old Hwy 91 to Kayenta Pkwy in Ivins. Continue on Kayenta Pkwy. Drive to Westlake Dr. 21 min (11.4 miles)